Fresher Trade Assistant Job Opportunities – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Fresher Trade Assistant Job Opportunities – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Trade Assistant

Organisation: Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd is a leading coffee procurement, processing and marketing company in Uganda. In 2009, the company exported over 510,000 bags of coffee, each weighing 60 kg. This represented approximately 16% of all the country’s coffee export that year, totaling 3.2 million bags. The coffee was sold primarily the European Union, Japan, Australia and South Sudan. The company also markets directly to the major international coffee roasting companies. Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is part of the Volcafe group and is one of the leading exporters in Uganda. Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year.

Job Summary: The Trade Assistant will work alongside experienced managers and traders, and is an excellent opportunity to develop essential business skills and knowledge and establish strong relationships with existing customers and industry contacts. Your commercial experience will be developed by supporting projects and commercial strategies that will teach you how to grow the business and increase our customer base. You will be given the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of areas within Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd, helping to build your understanding of the global supply chain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • With support from the commercial team, manage the sales process for coffee entering or leaving the Ugandan market.
  • Keenly monitor and circulate daily Physical & Futures Position reports and/or other trading reports as required by the business, answering all associated queries. This includes :-
  • Daily reporting of clearing position
  • Daily reporting of Pricing to come
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with clients whilst seeking out new business opportunities coffee industry and internal production processes from field to cup.
  • Liaise closely with the quality department taking part in daily cupping sessions as well as interacting regularly with the logistics and exports team on the management of client samples.
  • Communicate marketing and pricing related data to Management to maximise revenue.
  • Closely monitor documentary collections and co-ordinate and monitor the day to day input of all relevant information into the central trading system.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a 2:1 degree in Agronomy, Mathematics, Economics, Business Management, or Finance preferred but not essential.
  • One year of work experience in a commercial, logistics, trading commodities or financial services organization
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Confident and articulate, able to communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal)
  • Commercially minded and able to identify business improvements/opportunities
  • Career focused and committed
  • Clear thinker and an effective planner who can organise themselves and others
  • Strong performance bias; sets high personal standards, goal orientated, ambitious and able to maintain performance under pressure
  • Collaborative & inclusive style, actively engages stakeholders, colleagues and peers
  • Determined and resilient

How to Apply:

All prospective employees should send their applications via email to with a covering letter and an updated CV.

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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